1909 Lambert A3 restoration question

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Hoytlambert
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1909 Lambert A3 restoration question

Post by Hoytlambert » Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:45 am

Hello all, I am starting the restoration of my 1909 Lambert roadster that I have owned for a number of years. This is my first restoration of a horseless carriage antique automobile and I have gotten the car tore down, blasted, and primed. There are some parts that are broken so on reassembley this is where my first question is. I have attached a photo of the rear spring assembly. The coil on one of the rear springs is broken. Does anyone have any information on a spring manufacturer who might custom make the spring?. I have a few additional questions coming but for now if I might obtain any information on on a spring manufacturer I would certainly be appreciative. Here are also a few more pictures for your enjoyment.
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Hoyt Lambert
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MochetVelo
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Re: 1909 Lambert A3 restoration question

Post by MochetVelo » Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:39 pm

An interesting project on a friction-drive car. Eaton Detroit Spring is a well-known aftermarket spring maker. Another is Coil Spring Specialties in Kansas and Spring Works in Santa Rosa, CA. They are all capable of duplicating your spring, especially if you have one to copy.

Another (perhaps cheaper) option might be to find a blacksmith to do the job. Here is a forum you can check out:

https://www.iforgeiron.com/

Phil

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Re: 1909 Lambert A3 restoration question

Post by Hoytlambert » Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:35 am

Thank you very much for your response. I have contacted Eaton about the spring. They do not make it. The problem appears to be that many spring makers use round stock. My spring is rectangular stock rolled on edge. I will contact the others you have mentioned. Again thank you for taking the time to provide me with the leads.
Hoyt

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